The Big Sleep.London, Hamish Hamilton, 1939 Stock Code: 135842
NotesFirst UK edition, first impression, of Chandler's first book. The work was the basis for the 1946 Howard Hawks noir staple of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, with a screenplay co-written by William Faulkner. The US edition was published earlier the same year.
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in red.
French bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine only slightly dulled, minor mark to front joint, but an excellent copy.
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